Sep 22, 2008

Wax On, Wax Off, Grasshopper

In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. "Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?" "I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same." "Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present." But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew: It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.--Aesop Does it seem that with the condition of the financial sector that the joke may be on the ant? This little fellow was resting on a plant in the backyard today. I suppose he's helping himself to a snack, but there's plenty to go around. Our nights are cooling off and the mornings are refreshingly temperate. My experiment with growing roses in the desert was a disaster more or less. I suspect that I didn't water them enough. Most of my poor bushes look like death warmed over. I do have some bushes in large pots that fared better. I seem to have a lot to learn about caring for roses when the heat is really turned up. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

9 comments:

Coffee Messiah said...

Forget the ant, the jokes on us, yet again! ; (

Nice looking roses, even if those are all you have.

bitchlet said...

The first rose looks exquisite.

d. chedwick said...

Beautiful roses. Really.
Yeah, they are thirsty plants.

Reya Mellicker said...

You call that a disaster? They're beautiful!!

I'm not a gardener, but the gardeners I know say roses are very fussy.

As for the fable, I've always thought of the grasshopper as a free spirit, very optimistic. He doesn't live long, but he lives well while meanwhile the ant toils always, day in and day out. Is that a life?

Bob Dylan said...

I never bought into that grasshopper/ant story anyway.

Kurt said...

Ever since the governor of California tried to eliminate the teacher's retirement system, I knew never count on anything.

Steve said...

Moiling? Is that a word?

For a disaster, those roses look amazing!

Julia said...

I used to get down on myself for not putting more money into my 401k. I knew it would be the smart thing to do.

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